(Gordonville, Lancaster County, PA) Hi 80 Lo 50, very windy – The thump in the RV continues. Jim got up at 4:15 and sat outside. I woke up when he opened the door to go out but I didn’t know that was the problem. I’m so tired I slept through the thumping. We're thinking it’s something to do with the Big Foot leveling system (jacks). We’re waiting to see if it continues after today's move. We'll let you know.
We were up early to get ready for the move. Early for me anyway... 8am. We had to leave our site by 11:00. This will be the last time we have sewer hookups for a while, so Jim dumped the tanks and did a good back flush of both the black and gray tanks. The back flushing cleans the sensors so the gauges aren't stuck on 3/4 full all the time. At least they work correctly for a while anyway. We pulled out by 10:50.
Our route was about half interstate and half rural roads.I was thinking the traffic would be terrible on I-95, but it wasn’t bad at all. The trip was real smooth and we got to Country Acres RV Park in Gordonville, PA a little after 1:00. We’re in the middle of Amish country in Lancaster County. The scenery around here and on the trip up was beautiful. The fields on the rolling hills are freshly plowed and very pretty.
Today's trip included a tunnel under the Baltimore Harbor.
Now what's up with tolls in PA? The sign says $2 for each axle, I paid $5, and Jim paid $9 then the second one was just before our exit and it was another $5 for me and $23 for Jim, that's sure not $2 an axle. Needless to say we won't be doing that again if we can find another way around it.
Country Acres is a really nice small park. We have a wooded site with water and 30 amp electric. They have a separate section with full hookups for big rigs in the back of the park, but we're only here for 4 nights so we can get by without a sewer hookup. So we decided to save some money and dump our tanks at the dump station on the way out Monday. The site is gravel and very un-level. This is a time we're glad to have our Big Foot system to automatically level us. We're right next to the bath house. The free park wi-fi is fantastic! It feels strange not having our Droids wired to our laptops. :)
We’re in the trees. (But Jim still managed to get the satellite dish hooked up.)
The front of our rig is sitting higher than it ever has in the past. Jim can walk under the front end without ducking. And the first step up to the door is higher than usual.
Here are some views around us.
We decided to go out to dinner tonight so we went to the nearby village of Bird-in-Hand to an Amish Smorgasbord. The food and the service were both excellent.
I had a big slice of strawberry rhubarb pie, one of my favorites as a kid. It was sooo yummy!
We're not sure what we'll end up doing the next few days, but come along with us as we see new things.